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Zanzibar independent (1963-1964)

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Protectorate and Sultanate of Zanzibar

[1963 Zanzibar flag] by Vincent Morley, 1997 Jan 16

On 10 December 1963, the Zanzibar Protectorate was granted independence as the Sultanate of Zanzibar by the British. The flag adopted was red with a green disc upon which were two yellow cloves. (Possibly because the flag was short-lived, variations exist on the design of the cloves.) The Sultanate, and its flag, didnít last long. On 17 January 1964 there was a violent Marxist/Africanist coup which resulted in the deaths or explusion of an estimated one in five of the Arab population.
Stuart Notholt, 1996 Jun 29

Does anyone know of a national flag that was used for a shorter time?
Vincent Morley 1997 Jan 16 

National flag 1963-64

[National flag 1963-64] by Martin Grieve, 13 Jul 2002

National Flag 1963-1964 - ratio is 1:2 according to Alfred Znamierowsky "World Encyclopeadia of Flags" and "Flag Bulletin XXIV No 5"
Martin Grieve, 13 Jul 2002

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